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Day 541

and then there's the matter of the kidney stone...

Doc sees me for the third time today (maybe 4th?) We're all set on the prostate: I'll be on meds all summer to stop the growth and shrink the tumors, and then in the fall I'll do the radiation. As oncologist said, "it's garden variety prostate cancer."

But there's another matter, which is this stone which has been backing up my right kidney and is damaging it. Doc says I should get it out asap, to make sure it doesn't damage the kidney anymore. Worst case scenario: I have to get it removed. But that's the worst case, and so far, nothing near the "worst case" has happened so far: my PSA levels were high (but not hight), there were tumors (but they were small), and no spread to my lymph nodes or my bones, so chances are this will be the same deal: the kidney is damaged, but usable.

But I'm kind of excited, because they're going to put a tube up into my bladder and blast this stone to smithereens with a laser. I have to say, the thought of this high tech device blasted away at these stones is just so friggin' crazy, no?

But first, tests, then blasting!

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  • miranda_b miranda_b
    5 months ago

    *Insert GIF of Dr. Evil saying “lasers” with pinkie erect here*

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    5 months ago

    I'm definitely going to do that.....

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